I had my sift interview last week which I found to be quite an informal affair, but then maybe I was expecting too much. Anyway, I passed. I now obviously have AIB to look forward to and therefore I need to properly brush up on things, including the "training pathway" of my chosen branch(es). Can someone possibly enlighten me on how the terms at BRNC work for someone who is looking at ATCO, and possibly observer. I just can't seem to get my head around how much time of these branches spend there...I know the observers go off for grading at some point, but when is this placed, and for how long do you return to Dartmouth after it? Does this "grading" period apply to ATCOs too, or what? I maybe looking into too much detail into this, but I would like to have it clear in my mind how these training paths work, as the website and literature I have don't seem to help on this much, apart from giving some vague periods of months here and there. Thanks.